Christmas Eve

I love the old traditional Christmas music. If this doesn’t get you in the mood for Christmas Eve, nothing will — “Lo, How a Rose” by Michael Praetorius (probably February 15, 1571 – February 15, 1621). For those who don’t associate roses with Christmas, the words the children are singing are below.

Lo, how a Rose e’er blooming from tender stem hath sprung!
Of Jesse’s lineage coming, as men of old have sung.
It came, a floweret bright, amid the cold of winter,
When half spent was the night.

This Flower, whose fragrance tender with sweetness fills the air,
Dispels with glorious splendor the darkness everywhere;
True man, yet very God, from sin and death He saves us,
And lightens every load.

5 thoughts on “Christmas Eve

  1. This is not Christmas music, it’s a number from the Broadway version of “1776”, circa 1970. It’s timely, because it’s the song ‘Cool, Cool Considerate Men’, sung by the conservative members of the Continental Congress opposed to the idea of American secession from England. But it defines todays Senate GOP to a ‘T’.

    The song was so offensive to Nixon, that he got his friend, Warner, who was the film producer to cut the song from the film version and burn the negative. The current video version has the song, recovered from a positive that survived.

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